911 Operator Helps Woman Give Birth over the Phone

Kioma Renaux of Cypress Creek, Texas, was around 39 weeks pregnant when her daughter decided to surprise her new mom.

“I didn’t think it was going to happen while I was home by myself,” Renaux told local news reporters.

When her water broke, Kioma was alone in her Texas home while her boyfriend (the child’s father) was in California.

“I just tried to call my family members, and no one was answering,” she said.

That is when Renaux called 911, and spoke with dispatcher and EMT, Renae Whitehouse, who was there to expertly respond to her call.

“I’m having contractions,” can be heard on the line.

Whitehouse stayed on the line and continued to keep the soon to be mother calm and feed her instructions as she was giving birth.

Just moments prior to completing the birth, law enforcement officers were at Renaux’s home ready to finish delivering her daughter.

Renaux said, “Once the baby came out, the police officers were coming in, basically, the same time she was coming out.”

When all was said and done, Kioma couldn’t have been more grateful for Whitehouse and her company during the birth of her daughter, Kennedy.

“I wanted to just tell her thank you. I would not have been able to do this without her help,” Renaux said in a final message to her new hero.

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